Jul 6, 2013

And I Said I Do!

Yes friends, I am a missus now! :)

We had a civil wedding ceremony last June 4th, coinciding with our 8th Anniversary as boyfriend-girlfriend. The number 8 has always been synonymous to infinity - something that never ends - so we figured it's the perfect time for us to finally tie the knot. And as most of you may not know, Jhay and I started out only as textmates in a group messaging circle called Infinity Clan. Nice no? ;-)

And if you're wondering why we suddenly got hitched... for the record, I am not pregnant! Mukha lang, pero hindi! Hahaha. I dunno -- It's just one random night over Skype that we decided we are taking the plunge. There was no formal proposal, because he pops the question all the time. We just felt that we wanted to settle down already. To begin a life together. And to finally be called man and wife :)

I guess this line from When Harry Met Sally says it all:
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody,
you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

All the preparations were last minute. We finalized our marriage license only 4 days before the event. We bought our rings the next morning, and scoured the mall for our outfits the day after. We booked the solemnizing officer a day prior. But despite the rush, I am happy that it still turned out lovely and intimate as we wanted it to be.

Here are some of the wedding details:

Our DIY Wedding Invite :D
The first page showcases our photos through the years.

We commissioned a photographer friend, Keanne, to capture the moment, and as expected she did a great job! Raw pa yan ha... :)

Let me show you some of the best shots from the event. Warning: Medyo madami ;)

My Groom :)


Pre-nuptial photos, literally! lol

Can I just say that I soooo love this candid shot?

Aaaaand we're man and wife!

Our witnesses - people who have really been there for us eversince.

My Family... Ang gaganda ng sisters ko, muntik na akong kabog-in! (Yes, "muntik" lang :P)

Jhay's family

With our parents... Syempre kasama si dad :)

When we we're officially welcomed as Mr. and Mrs. Hipolito

My mom's message... As expected, she made all of us cry... It was hard not having dad with us anymore on this very special day but I know he is happy for me and Jhay. That I am sure because he gave us his blessing when I dreamt of him once :')

Hon's parents giving us words of wisdom. Bilin ng dad nya never to go to sleep with an argument unsettled. And his mom? Ang gusto lang daw nya ay babaeng apo! Haha!

Haley saying grace :')

Chow time!

Some more candid shots! I luurv!

Us while watching the AVP that my girlfriends prepared.

He just had to be part of my wedding :')

And now with family and closest friends...

Jhay's side

My side of the family #1

My side of the family #2 (hehe.. 2 talaga ang akin eh no :P)

And of course, our dearest friends.
My girlfriends, they were the ones who have truly seen our love blossomed.
(top right) Mike, the only representative of our SG family. Thank you Mike for sneaking out of the office for this. Hehe
(bottom left) Nikka, my trusty HMUA. Never fails to make me even more beautiful (ehem!)

You see, way before we were sure about each other, Jaq was sure she wanted to do a speech on our wedding day. Wish granted! :D
(bottom left) Jhay's older brother telling me to come to him pag inaway ako ng kapatid nya... and he'll throw him out the window. Hahaha!

The ceremonial cutting of the cake and toast

And have I told you that it was also my momma's birthday that day? Triple celebration! :)

So there you have it! The end of our pa-tweetums stage and the beginning of a lifetime commitment to love, loyalty and marital bliss.

To infinity and beyond! 



  1. Mare, I am really happy for you and Jhay and I totally get the logic of doing it immediately. Why wait pa diba? Looking forward to being the ninang of your kids (yes I'm assuming ako ninang wala na kayong kawala hahaha!). Best wishes mars, congratulations Jhay! Let us know when you're here in Pinas so we can celebrate this wonderful occasion.

    1. Thank you, Mars! Of course ninang ka! ^_^ Baka Christmas na ako umuwi ulit but yeah, I'll make sure to see you guys to catch up :)

  2. Congratulations and best wishes! I got giddy when I found out that you have a new post. Your comeback was a blast! :p And oh, you looked radiant on your wedding day! Have a blissful married life! :)

    1. Really? Maniniwala ako ha? Thank you so much, Je! For the compliment and the well wishes :)

  3. I am sooo happy for you Maude… kahit hindi tayo magkakilala personally, feeling ko “friends” tayo… napakilig mo ako sa mga kwento mo with Jhay… napangiti mo ako sa mga kwento mo with your friends & Haley… at napaiyak mo din ako… so, in this one of the auspicious event in your life, I wish you all the best! Congratulations and best wishes to you and Jhay! God bless your married life!

    1. Wow so sweet of you, vengieric! nakakatouch naman.. it's because of people like you that I want to continue blogging. Thank you from the bottom of my and Jhay's heart :) God bless you too!

  4. Hi Maudey,

    Simple but solemn wedding, i got an idea for my civil wedding dahil dito sa Blog mo, sobrang na-appreciate ko..Best Wishes to you and to your husband Jhay... God Bless...

    1. Hi Bhelle.. Thank you so much! Share with me the photos after your wedding ha, I'd love to see! :)

  5. hi! very intimate wedding , i was planning to have like that hopefully :) may i know the qoatation of your wedding, san kayo nag pakasal. :)

    1. Hi Eduardo, if I remember it correctly around 75k in all. Medyo napamahal kami because we chose to hold the ceremony at the same venue as the reception. But you can also do the ceremony at the judge's office, it's a lot cheaper :)


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